British Association for American Studies


Mary Jean Chan

A poet from Hong Kong, Mary Jean is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing and Research Associate at the Royal Holloway Poetics Research Center. Her work has appeared in The Poetry Review, The London Magazine (online), PN Review (forthcoming), Ambit Magazine, The Rialto, Callaloo Journal, The Scores: A Journal of Poetry and Prose and elsewhere. Mary Jean is currently shortlisted for the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, and is a Co-Editor at Oxford Poetry.

Review: Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000

The one-day symposium held at the Rothermere American Institute (RAI) at the University of Oxford on ‘Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000’ featured an arresting array of speakers from both sides of the Atlantic. Ultimately, the conference served to highlight not only the multifariousness of poetic production since the year 2000, but more importantly, how poets and literary critics from the U.S.A., Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa conceive of their evolving literary concerns and cultural relationships in a rapidly globalizing world.